Race against time to bring zombies to Stratford

PUBLISHED: 06:30 09 May 2017

Stratford Circus zombies

Stratford Circus zombies


Donations are needed for an unusual summer school designed to stop Newham’s disadvantaged kids from staring at the television or computer screens like zombies over the summer holidays.

Stratford Circus zombiesStratford Circus zombies

Instead, Stratford Circus in Theatre Square, wants to give them a project they can get their teeth into: making their own zombie horror film.

The arts centre is hoping to introduce 30 secondary school students in challenging circumstances (such as being in care, or being a young carer) to the magic of film-making.

Over a week-long course in July, taught by film and theatre professionals, they will make their own zombie movie – but this can only happen if they can raise enough money.

If you think that this sounds like a worthwhile cause, donate to– but not just yet.

From May 15 to May 19, every donation they receive (up to a total of £2,000) will be doubled.

Rebecca Lees, creative learning manager at Stratford Circus said: “The summer school will be a fantastic opportunity for young people to experience a professional theatre environment for the first time.

“We want to create a friendly, safe and fun space where young people in challenging circumstances can take a break from their responsibilities and worries for a week.”

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